Upper Tribunal elucidates the scope of “distributions” in Shinelock Ltd v HMRC

Michael Ripley 11 New Square

The Upper Tribunal has dismissed an appeal by Shinelock Ltd concerning whether the company was entitled to a loan relationship debit for a payment made to its shareholder.

The FTT had held that the payment did not give rise to an accounting debit in respect of a loan relationship.

The UT upheld the outcome of the FTT decision on the further basis that the payment was a distribution under s.1000(1)F Corporation Tax Act 2010 and therefore could not be brought into account under the loan relationships code.

The full decision is available here.

Michael Ripley represented HMRC.